Posted on:
10. 12. 2020

Remodeling Your Home? Don’t Forget the HVAC System.

Written by: Metro Air

Remodeling your home is a huge undertaking! It requires planning, paying attention to details, and some creativity, too. If you are about to embark on a home remodel, remember to keep your home’s heating and cooling system in mind. Home remodels are a great time to replace your system or even change your system completely. Many people find that heat pumps are a great option.

Adding ductwork for a traditional heating and cooling system will impact your budget by increasing the cost of your remodel. But with a ductless heat pump system, you don’t need ductwork. Not to mention, they are affordable, energy efficient, and provide both heating and cooling in one system. That translates to incredible convenience and saved money in utility costs each year.

Home ductwork gets dusty and dirty over time. That material then transfers through the ducts into your home, which negatively impacts asthma or allergies. But because ductless systems don’t rely on ductwork in your home, less contaminants will make their way inside. This helps with better indoor air quality.

Whether you’re just putting an addition onto your house or doing a full home remodel, a heat pump is easy to add into your remodeling plans. It can be installed quickly, so you can move onto the other parts of the remodel that take longer.

Your remodel can be exactly how you envisioned it! And once it’s done, you will be able to sit back and enjoy the comfort of your new home – at whatever temperature you want. Our outstanding team of licensed heating and cooling experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling will help you decide which Bryant heat pump is right for your newly remodeled space. Contact us today to learn more or to get your project on the books.

Posted on:
3. 23. 2020

Spring Weather HVAC Tips

Written by: Metro Air

The official first day of spring arrives this month. That means you’ll have to start thinking about getting your system ready for the change of season. Here’s the best way to do that.

Tip #1: Clear and clean the outside HVAC unit.
Winter in the Midwest is brutal. Snow and ice wreaks havoc on your heating system, especially the outside unit. Once the weather clears up and you’re able to start working outside, make sure the outdoor unit is free of debris and dirt. If this isn’t cleared, the performance of your system is compromised. Not to mention, the internal components will also be impacted by debris or dirt that can make its way inside over the last several months. If your HVAC system is working harder than it must, you could also see a spike in your energy bill.

Tip #2: Replace or clean air filters.
Your air filters are often the last thing you think about when it comes to home maintenance to-dos. However, making sure they are cleaned or replaced regularly is important. There are two reasons why:

  • Dirty air filters bring in dirty, dusty air.
  • Dirty filters cause your system to work harder than it has to, reducing efficiency and increasing utility costs.

To avoid negative impact on your machine or your health, be sure you replace or clean your filters every other month. This will help minimize the flow of dander, dust, pollen, and other harmful bacteria or allergens that circulate the air.

Tip #3: Replace your thermostat.
Spring is a great time to embrace the old saying, ‘out with the old, in with the new.’ Replacing your old, outdated thermostat is a great idea, especially with springtime weather on the horizon. A programmable thermostat helps  regulate the temperature of your home both day and night, whether you’re home or not. Programmable thermostats work with your schedule. For example, if you’re gone during the day and don’t need to use your HVAC system, program it to turn down the temperature. Then, program it to turn up again before you get home. You can control the temperature from anywhere in the world through the app. This translates to saved money and energy, all year long. In fact, programmable Wi-Fi thermostats help save the average homeowner up to 20% a year on energy bills.

Springtime is coming soon, and our schedule is filling up fast. Contact our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling today to schedule your spring preventative maintenance appointment, or to talk to us about a new heating or air conditioning system installation. Let us help find the right system for you! We will work with your budget, too. Contact us today for more information.